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269 Nigerians arrive Lagos, Abuja from India

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Federal Government, Saturday, announced the arrival of 269 stranded Nigerians from India.

This was confirmed in a tweet by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).

According to the agency, 103 of the evacuees arrived in Lagos and 166 others landed in Abuja at about 2am, after few hours of delay.

Following their arrival, the returnees were subjected to compulsory 14 days self-isolation, in line with the protocol by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The NIDCOM stated that all the evacuees tested negative before boarding the plane and would be re-tested within 72 hours at a designated testing centre of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

They were brought back to Nigeria from India aboard an Air Peace plane which first landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja before proceeding to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

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